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Overview[edit | edit source]

Most family history periodicals publish transcriptions of local sources used in genealogical research. Information published in periodicals may include family histories, genealogies, historical background, maps, information about local records and archives, queries, census indexes, transcripts of family Bibles, church records, court records, cemetery records, land records, military records, obituaries, and wills. Often published by genealogical or historical societies, they typically focus on the records of a particular county, while a few may specialize in records of a particular ethnic group or religion. Among the periodicals at the Family History Library are:

A genealogical periodical helpful for Arizona research is Copper State Bulletin (formerly: Southern Arizona Genealogical Society Journal), 1965–. Published by the Arizona State Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 42075, Tucson, AZ 85733-2075. Family History Library book 979.1 D25s).

Helpful Suggestions[edit | edit source]

Once you locate an article in a periodical, check the FamilySearch Catalog and regional or local libraries for available copies.

Periodicals can be found on state, county and local levels. The Family History Library has many collected periodicals. These can be found by using Place-name Search or a Title Search of the FamilySearch Catalog. Some periodicals may be found with a Keyword Search for the publishing society name. Societies may also be found on state, county or local levels.

Indexes. Some of the periodicals listed above have annual indexes in the final issue for the year. For nationwide indexes to other family history periodicals, see United States Periodicals.

The Periodical Source Index is available online and is especially useful because it refers to countless items published in thousands of English and French-Canadian family history periodicals. Learn more at the PERSI wiki page. PERSI can be searched several different ways:

Once you locate an article in a periodical, check the FamilySearch Catalog and regional or local libraries for available copies.

Additional Resources[edit | edit source]

Additional resources for Arizona periodicals may be found in the Arizona-Periodical topic page of the FamilySearch Catalog. Copies of records on microfilm and microfiche can be ordered for viewing at Family History Centers. Also find Arizona Periodical resources available at other libraries through the online catalog WorldCat. As with searches in the FamilySearch Catalog, search WorldCat using society names, locality names, and periodical title names. Learn more about how to search WorldCat Online Catalog and the Family History Library.

For more family history periodicals, check the FamilySearch Catalog Locality Search under:


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